Inside the IBM PC

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Brady Communications Co., 1986 - Computers - 387 pages
A family tree. Fundamentals: what a computer is. Data! The PC character set. Hardware: the parts of the PCs. Brains: our microprocessors. The memory workbench. Disks: the basic story. Disks: the DOS perspective. Disks: deeper details. Video: an on-screen overview. Video: text fundamentals. Video: graphics fundamentals. Keyboard magic. Other parts: communication, printers and more. Built-in BIOS: the basic ideas. Built-in BIOS: digging in. The role of DOS. DOS serving us. DOS serving our programs. How programs are built. Exploring and tinkering. Program listings. Narrative glossary. Products and trademarks. Other sources of information. User's manual for the optional diskette.

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If every computer novice were to read just this book, the world would be a much happier place! Seriously, though, this is an excellent book for people new to computer technology, or familiar with ... Read full review


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Peter Norton is an acclaimed computer software entrepreneur who is active in civic and philanthropic affairs. He serves on the boards of several scholastic and cultural institutions and currently devotes much of his time to philanthropy. Mr. Norton made his mark in the computer industry as a programmer and businessman. Norton Utilities(TM), Norton Antivirus(TM), and other utility programs are installed on millions of computer worldwide. He is also the best selling author of computer books. Mr. Norton sold his PC-software business to Symantec Corporation in 1990 but continues to write and speak on computers, helping millions of people better understand information technology.

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